Rowray: House fast tracks legislation to fully fund K-12 this school year

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 8, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2021) – The House Ways and Means Committee this week voted in support of a legislative proposal co-authored by State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Rowray said the bill would ensure public schools receive 100% funding for each student, whether they attended classes in-person or virtually. Due to the pandemic, many traditional public schools had to make the shift to remote learning to help slow the spread of COVID-19. She said the bill helps mitigate requirements under current law requiring schools receive 85% of the tuition support per virtual student, which is defined as a child learning 50% or more of their instruction online.

"Our schools and teachers worked hard and made critical adjustments in order to continue educating young Hoosiers during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak," Rowray said. "It is important Indiana schools are fully funded and have the support and resources they need so students can continue to receive a quality education."

Rowray said this is a top priority this session and she looks forward to working with fellow legislators to address public education needs.

House Bill 1003 now moves to the House floor for further consideration. Visit for more information.


State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) represents House District 35,

which includes portions of Delaware and Madison counties.

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